Awards


XVII Edition of the José Antonio García Domínguez Awards

Spanish Society of Chromatography and Related Techniques (SECyTA)

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The XVII edition of the José Antonio García Domínguez Awards aims to recognize the scientific value of communications in the field of Chromatography and Related Techniques. Such communications can be either oral presentations or posters presented by young researchers at the XXI Scientific Meeting of the Spanish Society of Chromatography and Related Techniques (SECyTA 2022), to be held on October 25-27, 2022 in Almería.

These awards are in honour of the memory of Prof. José Antonio García Domínguez, researcher of the Institute of Chemical-Physics Rocasolano from CSIC, pioneer in gas chromatography in Spain and one of the founding members of the Group of Chromatography and Related Techniques (GCTA, currently known as SECyTA).

In this edition, the awards will consist of the following prizes:

  • Prize for the best oral communication (800€).
  • Prize for the second best oral communication (600€).
  • Prize for the best poster (400€).
  • Prize for the second best poster (300€).

The terms of the José Antonio García Domínguez Awards are the following:

  1. The awards are aimed to young researchers (Bachelor and PhD) who are currently members of SECyTA. The Organizing Committee considers young researchers those who are conducting their doctoral thesis or developing a research work and who have obtained their Bachelor degree less than 6 years ago, or who have defended their Master Thesis or equivalent less than 5 years ago. For PhD young researchers, the Organizing Committee understands those who have obtained their PhD 5 years ago maximum.
  2. Young researchers who have previously received the José Antonio García Domínguez Award in the same category in one of the last two editions will not be eligible for the XVII Edition.
  3. The jury will consist of members of the Scientific Committee. The Organizing Committee might ask for information from experts on specific topics if needed.
  4. All communications submitted for award qualification, either oral or posters, have to be presented in English.
  5. The winning communications will be selected from all those presented at the XVII José Antonio García Domínguez Award.
  6. The winning communications will be announced at the Closing Ceremony of the XXI Scientific Meeting of the Spanish Society of Chromatography and Related Techniques, which will be held on October 27, 2022

For additional information, contact the Secretary of SECyTA:

Dr. Juan Vicente Sancho Llopis
Secretary of SECyTA
e-mail: secretaria@secyta.es


1st Edition of the SECyTA Award

for the Best Doctoral Thesis in Chromatography and Related Techniques

This 2022, the Spanish Society of Chromatography and Related Techniques (SECyTA) is launching the 1st Edition of the SECyTA Award for the Best Doctoral Thesis.

This award wants to honour the scientific merit of the doctoral theses carried out by the SECyTA members in the fields of Chromatography and Related Techniques.

The terms of the SECyTA Award for the Best Doctoral Thesis are the following:

  1. There will be a single indivisible award (consisting of 1000€ and a certificate). The prize can be declared desert if the Jury deems it so. The Jury, if they consider so, may exceptionally award a second award (which will consist of a diploma and 500€).
  2. Considering the exceptional situation of the pandemic, two prizes will be awarded in this 1st Edition for the doctoral theses presented in 2020 and 2021 (from 01/01/2020 to 31/12/2021).
  3. Candidates must be members of SECyTA on the date of the thesis defense and must show a minimum seniority of one year in relation to the deadline of this call. Furthermore, candidates must be up to date with the payment of the SECyTA membership fee in the date of announcement of this award.
  4. Applications must be sent to the SECyTA secretariat by email (secretaria@secyta.es) before July 1, 2022, including the following documentation in a compressed file or through a sharing platform (WeTransfer, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.):
    • Application letter.
    • Certificate indicating the date of defense of the doctoral thesis.
    • Copy of the doctoral thesis (pdf format).
    • Curriculum Vitae of the candidate.
    • Justification report highlighting the most relevant aspects of the candidate’s scientific contributions in the field of separative/chromatographic and related techniques (maximum 2 pages).
    • Annex including: (i) list of the publications and communications to congresses directly related to the doctoral thesis; (ii) a list of quality indicators (JCR area, impact factor, position in the area, No of citations) for the contributions presented as research articles.
  5. The jury will consist of 3-5 expert researchers appointed by the Society's Governing Board. The jury members will not have publications in common with any of the candidates.
  6. Jury decisions will be made by secret ballot. The decisions will be unappealable.
  7. The award criteria will be based on the quality and novelty of the scientific research carried out by each candidate.
  8. The jury's decision will be communicated well in advance of the XXI SECyTA Meeting. In this edition, the award will be presented during the closing ceremony of the XXI SECyTA Annual Meeting to be held in Almería from October 25-27th, 2022.
  9. Candidates must accept the conditions showed above.

For additional information, contact the Secretary of SECyTA:

Dr. Juan Vicente Sancho Llopis
Secretary of SECyTA
e-mail: secretaria@secyta.es